The son of a Maori All Black, John started his musical career at high school. His huge talent saw his first international single " If I only had time "(released 1968) hit no. 3 in Britain, 6 in Australia and no.2 in NZ, with his follow up " Hush not a word to Mary " (1968)doing almost as well. 1969 saw the release of his biggest seller ' Cheryl Moana Marie' which charted worldwide. For the first half of the seventies John based himself in Hawaii ,performing extensively in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Since then, his career has gone from strength to strength, proving him to be one of the great Kiwi entertainers.
1 Cheryl Moana Marie 2 hush not a word to Mary 3 another tear falls 4 if I only had time 5 send in the clowns 6 Luckenbach Texas 7 the pain goes on forever 8 fools rush in 9 Tania 10 if I ever had to say goodbye 11 feelings 12 island in the sun 13 come on back and get it 14 time for love 15 what greater love 16 this is my life